Veera Hiranandani

Veera Hiranandani is the author of the Newbery Honor–winning The Night Diary and the recently released companion novel, Amil and The After. She’s also the author of The Whole Story of Half a Girl, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South Asia Book Award finalist, How to Find What You’re Not Looking For, winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award and the New York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize, and the chapter book series, Phoebe G. Green. Her debut picture book, The Greatest, is forthcoming in Fall 2024. A former editor at Simon & Schuster, she now teaches in the Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA Program at The Vermont College of Fine Arts. Find out more about Veera on Instagram @veerawrites, X @veerahira, and on her website:

A few of Veera’s books